Mount or download disk from droplet

Posted February 22, 2018 1.8k views

I have a droplet that can’t connect to the network because of a bad system update. Obviously this means I cannot SSH into this droplet. Worse, resetting the root password does not seem to work, and even having DO mount the recovery ISO just causes the console to freeze. So now I’m in a situation where I need to just get the data off this droplet and build a new one. I have backups and snapshots, but they are all useless if I can’t connect to the droplet itself. Is it possible to convert a droplet/snapshot/backup into a volume and just access it like data?

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Why can’t you create a new droplet from your snapshots?

  • Because the snapshot was taken after the upgrade. The error did not occur till after reboot so I was not aware of it until it was too late.